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Child 44 Review

19 April 2015 1:17 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s hard to dislike Tom Hardy as an actor. Whatever cinematic challenge he takes on, from atypically brainy blockbusters like Inception and The Dark Knight Rises to taut dramas like Bronson and Locke, he always gives it his all, digging under his character’s skins with a diligence and canniness that elevates him above possibly any other actor of his generation. Along the way, he’s found particular success in embodying strong, silent types, the kinds of men who more resemble wild animals than well-mannered gentlemen. Hardy’s characters are like caged wolves – as much as you want to reach in and pet them, you might lose your hand if you do.

In Child 44, the actor is up to his usual tricks. As Leo Demidov, a dedicated security officer tasked with cracking down on traitors in Joseph Stalin’s Soviet Union, Hardy plays another hardened man’s man, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Jeffrey Wright Bio: In His Own Words

30 March 2015 11:44 AM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Jeffrey Wright (born December 17, 1965) is an American actor and producer. He is known for his roles in movies, television shows, and plays such as Shaft, Boycott, Angels in America (both on television and on stage), Cadillac Records and Boardwalk Empire. He’s also well known for his roles as Felix Leiter in the James Bond films […]

The post Jeffrey Wright Bio: In His Own Words appeared first on uInterview. »

- Ryan McDonnell

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Memorable Highlights From The 2015 TCM Film Festival

29 March 2015 9:04 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

For the sixth consecutive year, thousands of movie lovers from around the globe descended upon Hollywood for the TCM Classic Film Festival. The 2015 festival took take place Thursday, March 26 – Sunday, March 29, 2015 and no matter your favorite genre, attendees were treated to an extensive lineup of great movies, appearances by legendary stars and filmmakers, fascinating presentations and panel discussions, special events and more.

Friday night’s screening of Apollo 13 was definitely one of the most exciting events of the festival. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Ron Howard’s impressive telling of the nearly doomed mission of the 3 astronauts aboard Apollo 13 looked as spectacular as the first time audiences saw it 20 years ago.

Host and long-time Nasa enthusiast Alex Trebek was on hand to introduce the film, as well as introduce fans in attendance to the real Captain Jim Lovell (played in the film by Tom Hanks). Also joining them on »

- Melissa Thompson

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Cult Classic Harley Davidson And The Marlboro Man to Debut on Blu-ray for the First Time

20 March 2015 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

This spring, rev up your engines and get ready to relive the explosive action, daring stunts and high-octane thrills when the 1991 action smash hit Harley Davidson And The Marlboro Man arrives for the first time on Blu-ray on May 19, 2015 from Shout! Factory. Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler, Sin City) and Don Johnson (A Boy and His Dog, TV's Miami Vice) star in this genre collision of biker movie, heist thriller and buddy flick that will take you to the hardline of action and adventure! Co-starring Tom Sizemore (Natural Born Killers), Chelsea Field (The Last Boy Scout), Tia Carrere (True Lies) and Vanessa Williams (Shaft), this relentlessly explosive actioner just may prove that "it's better to be dead and cool than alive and uncool." When their favorite bar is threatened with closure, »

- Pietro Filipponi

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RiverRun to close with David Gordon Green's 'Manglehorn'

17 March 2015 3:30 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

17th edition of festival to open with Quentin Dupieux’s Reality and Sacha JenkinsFresh Dressed.

RiverRun International Film Festival has unveiled the full lineup for its 17th edition, expanding from 10 to 11 days and running April 16-26.

The festival will open with Quentin Dupieux’s Reality and Sacha Jenkins’ hip-hop and fashion documentary Fresh Dressed, while David Gordon Green’s Manglehorn will close this year’s edition.

Overall, the festival will screen 165 films, 74 of which are features, from 35 countries.

Its narrative competition will screen 10 films, including Jessica Hausner’s Amour Fou, Keith Miller’s Five Star and Naomi Kawase’s Still the Water, while Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Look of Silence and Nick Broomfield’s Tales of the Grim Sleeper are among the 10 films screening in the documentary competition.

Along with its openiing and closing films, RiverRun will host special presentations of Benoit Jacquot’s 3 Hearts, Anne Fontaine’s Gemma Bovery and John Maclean’s Slow West, among »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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‘Seinfeld’ Actor Daniel von Bargen Dies at 64

4 March 2015 1:53 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Daniel von Bargen, a prolific character actor best known for his role as George’s lazy boss Mr. Kruger on “Seinfeld,” as Commandant Edwin Spangler, the military veteran who oversees the cadets at Marlin Academy, on TV’s “Malcolm in the Middle,” and for his role in a two-part episode of “The West Wing” in which he played Air Force General Ken Shannon, died March 1 in Montgomery, Ohio, after a long illness. He was 64 and had been dealing with health issues for the last five years.

Von Bargen was known for roles as irate or defiant cops, district attorneys, judges, and other authority figures. But he also spent a good deal of his time onstage.

The actor had most recently appeared in Thomas Edward Seymour’s 2009 feature “London Betty,” in which he starred.

But mostly von Bargen was relegated to small but frequently memorable supporting roles.

His film credits include “The Silence of the Lambs, »

- Carmel Dagan

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‘Seinfeld’ Actor Daniel von Bargen Dies at 64

4 March 2015 1:53 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Daniel von Bargen, a prolific character actor best known for his role as George’s lazy boss Mr. Kruger on “Seinfeld,” as Commandant Edwin Spangler, the military veteran who oversees the cadets at Marlin Academy, on TV’s “Malcolm in the Middle,” and for his role in a two-part episode of “The West Wing” in which he played Air Force General Ken Shannon, died March 1 in Montgomery, Ohio, after a long illness. He was 64 and had been dealing with health issues for the last five years.

Von Bargen was known for roles as irate or defiant cops, district attorneys, judges, and other authority figures. But he also spent a good deal of his time onstage.

The actor had most recently appeared in Thomas Edward Seymour’s 2009 feature “London Betty,” in which he starred.

But mostly von Bargen was relegated to small but frequently memorable supporting roles.

His film credits include “The Silence of the Lambs, »

- Carmel Dagan

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Shaft to be rebooted by The Man from Uncle producer

20 February 2015 7:21 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Shaft franchise is to be rebooted by New Line Cinema.

The studio has acquired the rights to the detective series and brought producer John Davis on board, TheWrap reports.

Davis has previously worked Chronicle as well as reboots for Predators and the upcoming The Man from Uncle.

Shaft began as a novel, before being made into a film trilogy and spin-off television series starring Richard Roundtree as John Shaft.

The franchise was resurrected in 2000 in a movie starring Samuel L Jackson, who played Shaft's nephew.

A comic book series based on the original character's early years launched last year and was announced this week as a finalist for the first Dwayne McDuffie Award.

Watch a trailer for the 2000 Shaft movie below: »

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Shaft Reboot in the Works

20 February 2015 5:51 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

The Wrap is reporting that New Line Cinema has acquired rights to the "Shaft" franchise with plans of developing a new film. It's not clear if it will be a reboot or a loose continuation. The original film is based on the 1970 novel by Ernest Tidyman. It was released in 1971 with Gordon Parks directing and Richard Roundtree playing the lead role, Detective John Shaft. The film spawned two sequels, "Shaft's Big Score" in 1972 and "Shaft in Africa" in 1973. Roundtree also played Shaft in a short-lived CBS TV series. Then in 2000, the actor returned for a cameo in the "Shaft" reboot, which was directed by John Singleton and starred Samuel L. Jackson as Shaft's nephew. The film cost $46 million to make and grossed $107 million worldwide. A new actor is expected to star as Shaft in the new version. »

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'Shaft' Reboot? Shut Your Mouth!

19 February 2015 1:30 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Way back in 1971, John Shaft was a trailblazing character, an assertive African-American private investigator played by Richard Roundtree who never backed down from the police and was catnip to the ladies. Shaft won an Academy Award for Isaac Hayes' iconic theme song and was a big hit at the box office, spawning two sequels. It also inspired a remake in 2000, starring Samuel L. Jackson as the nephew of John Shaft, who faced off against the villainous Christian Bale. Now a new version is under development, with veteran producer John Davis (Predator) and his production company taking charge for New Line studio. No other details have been revealed yet, although The Wrap is reporting that a new actor will be cast in the lead role. While the original Shaft was very much a...

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- Peter Martin

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New Projects: Shaft, Edison, Catan, and Tom Ford

19 February 2015 1:25 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

New Projects is a weekly round up of movies and TV shows recently announced and currently in development for the near future. 

Who’s that bad remake? (Shut your mouth!) New Line Cinema has reportedly acquired the rights to the Shaft franchise and intends to remake the ’70s blaxploitation classic yet again, following the 2000 remake starring Samuel L. Jackson. The Wrap reports that John Davis (Predator) is producing the remake, apparently forgetting that no one understands Shaft but his woman.

Perhaps someone at Bad Robot had a lightbulb (get it?) go if in their head, as The Wrap has reported that J.J. Abrams’s production studio is developing a movie on Thomas Edison as a “rugged, eccentric genius”. Abrams is currently working on a series for Hulu based on one of Stephen King’s novels around the Kennedy Assassination.

If you thought a Monopoly movie was ridiculous, it doesn’t »

- Brian Welk

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Shaft Reboot Movie In The Works

19 February 2015 12:28 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

John Davis has set up a new Shaft movie at New Line. A lot of the tropes of 70s blaxploitation movies are quite embarrassing, and more risible than ever after films like Black Dynamite, Don’t Be A Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood and Hollywood Shuffle, but there’s no reason for a new Shaft to keep any kitsch trappings.

In their story, The Wrap are calling the new picture a reboot rather than a remake, which is fair enough as the last sort-of remake of Shaft was actually a sequel: Samuel L. Jackson’s Shaft was the nephew of Richard Roundtree’s original. That might be the case this time, or maybe not. Heck, they might even be planning a period movie for all we know.

Here’s a bit of trivia: not only has Quentin Tarantino crossed over Django Unchained with Zorro for some comics, »

- Brendon Connelly

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Shaft is getting a(nother) reboot

18 February 2015 10:07 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The Richard Roundtree classic Shaft - previously rebooted with Samuel L Jackson - is now getting a rereboot...

The role first brought to life by the late Richard Roundtree, and (sort of) subsequently taken on by Samuel L Jackson, is coming back to the movies.

We're talking about Shaft, centred around Detective John Shaft. who first made his debut in 1971. Roundtree played the character in three big screen adventures (before taking him to television). Then, in the 2000 reboot directed by John Singleton, Samuel L Jackson played his nephew.

The new Shaft reboot is being put together at New Line/Warner Bros, with producer John Davis shepherding the project to the screen. It's not clear yet whether the new film will simply start again for John Shaft, or centre on another relative for the famous detective.

Furthermore, there's no clear casting news at this point either. The project is described as »

- simonbrew

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'Shaft' Reboot in Development at New Line with the Producer of 'Predator'

18 February 2015 5:58 PM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

And it's not even April Fools' day... But yes, the black private dick that's a sex machine to all the chicks will be making a comeback, at a theater near you, courtesy of New Line Cinema. According to The Wrap, a Shaft reboot is indeed in development at New Line, with veteran producer John Davis (the "Predator" franchise, "Chronicle," and "I, Robot") on-board to shepherd the project. It's still early in the process, so no casting announcements yet; nor who will write and direct this new reboot. Recall that, in 2000, Samuel L. Jackson starred in a reboot of the franchise, as the nephew of the original John Shaft, from the initial 1970s movies that starred »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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‘Shaft’ Reboot in the Works at New Line

18 February 2015 4:51 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

John Shaft is returning to the bigscreen, with New Line developing a reboot of the iconic police action franchise.

The latest version of “Shaft” has been set up with producer John Davis.

New Line has acquired the remake rights to MGM’s 1971 blaxploitation film, based on Ernest Tidyman’s novel and directed by Gordon Parks. John Shaft was portrayed by Richard Roundtree, who navigates mob neighborhoods in New York City to find the missing daughter of a mobster.

The film was a major success with box office of $13 million on a budget of $500,000. Isaac Hayes’  “Theme from Shaft” won the Academy Award for original song. Parks and Roundtree also teamed on “Shaft’s Big Score” in 1972 and “Shaft in Africa” in 1973.

Shaft” was selected for preservation in the U.S. National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 2000.

John Singleton directed Paramount’s 2000 reboot, starring Samuel L. Jackson as the nephew of John Shaft. »

- Dave McNary

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New Line Will Make a New ‘Shaft’ Movie

18 February 2015 4:30 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Shaft was born in the early ’70s, when Richard Roundtree played the seductive and violent private detective John Shaft for director Gordon Parks. The story continued in two sequels and a short TV series, then was picked up years later, in 2000, when Samuel L. Jackson played John Shaft’s nephew, with the character at the center of a […]

The post New Line Will Make a New ‘Shaft’ Movie appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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“Who’s the cat that won’t cop out?” Shaft is getting the reboot treatment

18 February 2015 3:07 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Wrap is tonight reporting that “the cat that won’t cop out when there’s danger all about”, John Shaft, is set to undergo the reboot treatment after New Line Cinema acquired the rights to the franchise, alongside John Davis of Davis Entertainment.

Based on the 1970 novel of the same name, the original 1971 film Shaft starred Richard Roundtree in the title role with Gordon Parks behind the camera. Roundtree later returned in sequels Shaft’s Big Score a year later, and Shaft in Africa in 1973, which then led to a short lived TV series. In 2000, Roundtree returned as the original Shaft for a cameo in the Samuel L. Jackson reboot, which saw Jackson play Shaft’s nephew, also called John Shaft, as he tried to take down Christian Bale’s spoilt rich kid who is accused of a racially-motivated murder. John Singleton directed the most recent version.

While no »

- Scott J. Davis

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Shaft Is Getting The Reboot Treatment

18 February 2015 2:51 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Many of you will remember that Shaft was already given the reboot treatment back in 2000, but it seems that Hollywood thinks enough time has passed to bring the franchise back again. Can you dig it? The Wrap has picked up on news that New Line Cinemas - a subsidiary of Warner Bros. - has picked up the rights to the Shaft franchise and is now planning on rebooting it for a new theatrical release. As the project is obviously very much in early days, there are no writers or director attached to the project just yet, but John Davis - the producer behind movies likes I, Robot, Norbit, and Predators, is attached to navigate the film through development. In the original Shaft, which first calme out in 1971, Richard Roundtree starred as the titular John Shaft, a private detective who is hired by a crime lord to rescue the criminal's kidnapped »

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Who is the Man Getting a Reboot at New Line? 'Shaft,' Ya Damn Right

18 February 2015 2:24 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

It looks like the detective who is on duty to please that booty will be heading to be big screen yet again. The Wrap reports that New Line has picked up the rights to Shaft and is now developing a feature film reboot of the iconic black detective with prdocuer John Davis and Davis Entertainment on board. Shaft has a long history on the big screen with the original film hitting theaters in 1971 with Richard Roundtree originating the iconic role. Then back in 2000 it was Samuel L. Jackson inherited the role in the film directed by John Singleton at Paramount Pictures, and you may not remember but Christian Bale starred in that version. But now a new actor will be sought to play Shaft, though it's unclear if this will start the Shaft legacy from scratch or whether he'll have connections to the original character. The 2000 film actually had Jackson »

- Ethan Anderton

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'Shaft' Movie Reboot Is Happening at New Line

18 February 2015 2:17 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

15 years after Paramount's Shaft reboot starring Samuel L. Jackson, New Line Cinema has acquired the rights to the franchise to produce a new Shaft reboot with producer John Davis and his Davis Entertainment company. The project currently doesn't have a writer or director attached quite yet.

The original Shaft, starring Richard Roundtree, hit theaters in 1971, following private investigator John Shaft as he takes on a case to find a crime lord's daughter. The original classic, directed by Gordon Parks, spawned the sequels Shaft's Big Score! (1972), Shaft in Africa (1973) and a short-lived Shaft TV series which only lasted two episodes in 1973.

Samuel L. Jackson played an NYPD detective and the nephew of the original Shaft in director John Singleton's 2000 reboot. It isn't clear if New Line will continue to use John Shaft's lineage for the reboot, or if they will start over from scratch, although New Line will »

- MovieWeb

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